[OpenBIOS] Booting SunOS from OpenBIOS

Tarl Neustaedter tarl-b2 at tarl.net
Tue Mar 26 21:05:21 CET 2013

[ oops. Re-sending to entire alias. ]

On 2013-Mar-26 15:28 , Artyom Tarasenko wrote:
>> >It shouldn't be a.out. The bootloader (on blocks 1-15) of a Solaris disk is
>> >an fcode file (compiled forth).
>> >
> That would explain it, but are you sure that was already so in the
> SunOS 4.x times?

Ah. Sorry, missed the SunOS 4.x comment. That was before my time (I 
started at Sun in 1994, when we had just transitioned to Solaris 2), so 
I wouldn't know for sure.

If the first two bytes of the bootloader are "fd 03", it's FCode (That's 
the "fcode-version3"). Otherwise it may be a.out

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